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Flora of Telangana (In 3 Volumes)

T. Pullaiah (Author)

The Telangana State has been intensively explored by the author and his scholars for plant wealth during the last 30 years. All the herbaria in India have been consulted for the specimens of Telangana. The first volume include Introduction, Topography and general features, Forests and Vegetation, Past and Present work, Key to the families and systematic enumeration families Ranunculaceae to Alangiaceae. The second volume includes families Rubiaceae to Ceratophyllaceae and Third volume Monocotyledons. Bentham and Hooker’s system of classification has been followed in the enumeration of families with certain exceptions to accommodate recent changes. A dichotomous indented key is given for families, genera and species. A total of 1945 taxa belonging to 1891 species, under 794 genera and 147 families have been enumerated. Under each family key to the genera followed by the genus with its authority, key to the species, followed by species enumearation. The enumeration of species included the complete citation according to ICN, basionym, if any, synonyms to connect Flora of British India, Flora of Presidency of Madras and Flora of former Andhra Pradesh. It is followed by detailed description, distribution in the state, flowering and fruiting period, vernacular names and specimens examined. References, Index to families, genera and species are given at the end.

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About the author

T. Pullaiah

Prof. T. Pullaiah obtained his M.Sc., (1973) and Ph.D., (1976) degrees in Botany from Andhra University. He was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Moscow State University, Russia during 1976-78. He traveled widely in Europe and visited Universities and Botanical Gardens in about 16 countries. Professor Pullaiah joined Sri Krishnadevaraya University as a Lecturer in 1979 and became Professor in 1993. At present he is Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences; Head, Department of Botany; Co-ordinator and Chairman BOS in Biotechnology. Professor Pullaiah has published 25 books, 175 research papers and 35 popular articles. His books include Embryology of Compositae; Flora of Andhra Pradesh (4 Vols.); Trees of Andhra Pradesh; Taxonomy of Angiosperms; Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India; Flora of Ranga Reddi District; Flora of Anantapur District; Flora of Kurnool; Flora of Nizamabad; Embryology and Apomixis in Grasses; Flora of Eastern Ghats - Vol.1 and Vol.2; Biodiversity in India - Vol.1; etc. He is principal investigator of 14 major Research Projects totaling more than 70 lakhs funded by DBT, DST, CSIR, DOEF, GCC and WWF. Under his guidance 35 students obtained their Ph.D. degree and 32 students obtained their M. Phil. degree. He is recipient of Best Teacher Award from Government of Andhra Pradesh and receipient of Panchanan Maheshwari Medal of Indian Botanical Society for the year 2002 and Y.D. Tyagi Gold Medal of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. He is a Member of International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

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Title Flora of Telangana (In 3 Volumes)
Author T. Pullaiah
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.06.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788189233983
length vii+1306p., Figures; Tables; Bibligraphy; Index; 25cm.